Video: How to Tie the Puterbaugh Caddis Variant

Colorado’s Arkansas River is famous for its caddisfly hatches, and guide Don Puterbaugh worked with anglers on the Arkansas until he was 80 years old. (Read a cool profile of Don here.) He developed this high-floating imitation for the heavy riffles on . . .

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5 Keys to Unlocking Success on the Redfish Flats

The redfish–with its bronze flanks, spotted tail, and powerful runs–is a bucket-list species for many saltwater fly anglers. Most saltwater fly rodders target reds that live in the shallow flats and estuaries along the Southeastern and Gulf coasts, which . . .

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Video: How to Hold Fly-Tying Materials Out of the Way

When you’re tying a pattern that features long hackles, legs, or other materials, keeping them out of the way while you tie can be a frustrating process. As Tim notes here, some vises feature special material-holding springs or . . .

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Videos: Tackle Tune-Ups for a New Season

Over the course of a season, your fly line can collect dirt and grime, which make the line more difficult to cast and less likely to float well. Before you get out on the water this year, take the time to clean your fly line. Orvis Grand Rapids Fishing Manager . . .

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Podcast: How Trout See, with Jason Randall

Can trout see color? Can they see UV light? How does a trout’s window on the outside world affect how they feed and how they notice predators like us? How can a trout see so well at night and also in bright light when they have no eyelids, and their . . .

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Pro Tips: Protect Yourself from the Sun

Fly fishers spend a lot time battling the elements, but some problems are easier to solve than others. For instance cold, wind, and rain have obvious solutions: Just add more clothing—whether it’s a waterproof jacket, a whole layering system, or a softshell. . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.22.24

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we’ve got 11 glorious productions that will . . .

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Pro Tips: Simple Keys to Casting in the Wind

Last week, I hosted Orvis Week at Swain’s Cay Lodge in The Bahamas, where the fishing was great, but several days required the anglers to deal with a stiff wind. Of course, Bahamian guides are accustomed to dealing with this problem–finding leeward . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Surgeon’s Knot with Cold Hands

We’ve all been there: you’re out on the river on a cold day, and you need to add tippet to your leader. Problem is, your fingers simply don’t work right when they’re chilled. Here’s a neat little tip from Greenhorn Flyhorn that will help. He shows you . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: 03.20.24

We are in the fourth week of discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, and there are worrying signs for the effects on the estuaries on both coasts of Florida. We’ve already seen the blue water turn brown and . . .

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